True value of science can be measured as benefit to society. The knowledge generated can help in solving every day challenges in fields like health care, medical technology, nutrition, materials, energy, and sustainability. The University of Groningen and the University of Groningen Medical Center therefore have a great interest in transferring their knowledge to companies and society. This is possible by initiating collaborations, supporting starting entrepreneurs and licensing patents. In such an environment funding possibilities and interest from investors are of the essence: Hence the importance of Carduso Capital. To underline this importance the UoG and the UMCG both are co-initiators of the Fund and participate from in Carduso Capital.